Definition of Mellifluous

1. Adjective. Pleasing to the ear. "The dulcet tones of the cello"

Exact synonyms: Dulcet, Honeyed, Mellisonant, Sweet
Similar to: Melodic, Melodious, Musical
Derivative terms: Sweetness



Definition of Mellifluous

1. a. Flowing as with honey; smooth; flowing sweetly or smoothly; as, a mellifluous voice.

Definition of Mellifluous

1. Adjective. Flowing like honey. ¹

2. Adjective. Sweet and smooth; generally used of a person's voice, tone or writing style. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mellifluous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mellifluous

mellaginous
mellate
mellay
mellays
melled
melleous
meller
mellic
mellic acid
melliferous
mellific
mellification
mellifluence
mellifluent
mellifluently
mellifluous (current term)
mellifluously
mellifluousness
mellifulous
mellify
melligenous
melliloquent
melling
melliphagous
mellismatic
mellisonant
mellitate
mellitates
mellite
mellites

Literary usage of Mellifluous

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1. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"... the king, a name given to the sun- god ; also known as Moloch. (Melchites.) mellifluous Doctor. (Doctor.) Melodrama. ..."

2. Keble's Lectures on Poetry, 1832-1841 by John Keble (1912)
"Mine in the Olympian Saviour's name to shed The full mellifluous hymn on blest ... mellifluous ..."

3. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... the one with filling the ear of the reader with mellifluous founds, and the other with dazzling or deceiving the eye of the ..."

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